Today's Health News

Model Predicts Six-Month Post-AMI Mortality for Older Adults

Variables in novel model include hearing impairment, mobility impairment, weight loss, health status

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Exposure to Air Pollution May Up Mortality After Heart Transplant

Estimated mortality hazard ratio 1.43 per 10 µg/m³ increment increase in annual PM2.5 exposure

New Cardiogenic Shock Staging System IDs Mortality Risk

Study is first to validate Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention system

Many Patients Overestimate the Benefits of PCI

Study of the informed consent process reveals 60 percent of patients mistakenly believe PCI is curative

Duration of Diabetes History Tied to Higher Short-Term Mortality Risk

Long-standing diabetes linked to higher risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality

Receipt of Anticoagulant Rx in ED Linked to Use at Six Months

Findings seen in patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation who present to emergency department

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches

Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes